Any thing worth doing takes a long time. Some things take decades and some things take years.
What matters is the multi-year or multi-decade trajectory that you’re on, and whether that trajectory is in line with what you want to get out of life.
There’s little you can do to change the course of that trajectory in a single day, let alone a single moment. Yet, despite the fact that trajectories don’t change in a single moment, we get hopeful or frustrated in the moment.
When this happens, it’s useful to remember that the trajectory hasn’t changed. Your mood has.
This doesn’t mean that you should fight the feeling of hopefulness or frustration that you’re experiencing. Just recognize it for the mood that it is.
Doing so refocuses you on the trajectory. And that hasn’t changed.
Also published on Medium.